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Insurance co's aren't totaling like they used to, ever since cash for clunkers. My dad has an 05' F150 2wd crew cab lariat with a salvage title due to a theft but the truck hasn't given him any trouble, so we suspect it was a joyride or something. Anyway, he ran up on a tall curb and damaged the sub frame where the lower control arms bolt up, and pushed the rack and pinion steering assembly up and into the motor, busting the steering lines. He took it to a local body shop, filed the ins. claim, and they ended up doing $8,000 in repairs. They replaced the frame from the transmission crossmember to the front, and they used the 08'+ front frame which relocated the steering assembly to the front of the crossmember and higher up to avoid damage. This also included new lower control arms, balljoints, etc. Most of the charges were in labor since it required removing the cab, motor and transmission.
All on a truck with a salvage title, 7 years old, and 90k miles.
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